FPR supports the creation of new community organizations
As part of the Bottom Up Destination Recovery Initiative, our team works with the communities to strengthen their social capital - the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively.
The social capital component is important to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program, as the community can take ownership of the future work. Thus, part of the Bottom Up program includes strengthening the social capital of the community by supporting existing organizations or helping to create new organizations.
The Bottom Up Social Capital team worked with Punta Santiago’s community members to establish a security council, whose role is to be a link between local police and the community. Now, Punta Santiago has an advocate with whom to elevate security concerns.
Recently, we had the honor of participating in the swearing of the new council. In a touching ceremony, the community members pledged to work together to improve their community.
Foundation for Puerto Rico’s work in Punta Santiago is funded by Unidos por Puerto Rico and in partnership with P.E.C.E.S.